Cucumber Tomato and Lettuce Salad with Tahini Dressing


I am sure that each one of you have heard and tasted many variations of cucumber and tomato salad. This one is one of my favorites from as long as I can remember. In fact one of my go to snack or meal which i could rustle up myself whenever Gang of girls used to meet at my home. I took this recipe from femina ( 1992-1993) not sure and from that time I have been making this salad.

This salad is very simple but it's flavor is big and juicy, goes  fabulous alongside spicy curries, pulav or biryanies or as it is whenever munchies come calling . Sometimes I serve this simple salad as an appetizer on the toasted round breads.
Kakdi 2 (Armenian Cucumber)
Tomatoes Red Ripe but firm 2
Lettuce leaves 1 head
Salad Dressing
Extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp
Tahini 2 tsp
Lemon juice 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Wash and dice the cucumbers ( Kakdi) and tomatoes .

Before using, thoroughly wash the head of lettuce by running cold water over the leaves. Tear the leaves with your hand . I always prefer to tear lettuce rather than cutting to avoid discolouration and more over it provides a rustic touch and texture to salad.

 Put diced cucumber.tomatoes and lettuce leaves in a mixing bowl and mix them well with a spoon. 
In a small bowl squeeze fresh lemon juice , extra virgin olive oil and tahini and stir them well. I make tahini at home you can use store bought too. This is my  home made tahini recipe.

Pour this dressing over the salad and serve it as side with any spicy dish or just by itself. I am sure you will love its simple flavours. This time I served it along with Vegetable and beans Tahari and cucumber raita. 

I am adding this to my healthy appetizers event which is running upto 30 April 2011. If you have not sent your entries please send them now :).

Linking this up with Bookmarked recipe tuesday by Aipi and Priya

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